MOONSPELL - Premiere New Live Music Video for “Apophthegmata”

Portuguese dark metal maestros MOONSPELL are not only currently gearing up for their upcoming, extensive “Ultima Ratio Fest” tour – kicking off this week – but aptly, they will also release their very special, new BluRay/DVD/Album, entitled From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep, this Friday, on September 30 via Napalm Records.

With From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep, the band presents their latest; 2021-studio album, Hermitage, live and recorded 80 meters below the earth, at the heart of one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders, the Grutas de Mira D'Aire! The recording boasts a one-of-a-kind sound and visual sensation with its heavy dose of cinematic flavor, unreal atmosphere and the encircling, resounding nature in its raw form, while showcasing MOONSPELL’s much acclaimed album Hermitage at its primal best, live from inside one of the most impressive caves in Europe.

Previously, the dark and gothic metal pioneers have already shared live music videos for "Entitlement" and the breathtaking album title track. Today, the final and third album single has dropped - a haunting clip for "Apophthegmata", in which crystal clear piano, razor-sharp riffage and Fernando Ribeiro’s haunting voice persuades in otherworldly resonance with its unique sound and visual sensation.

Says the charismatic frontman:

"Apophthegmata is a Greek word that defines a collection of texts, a book with the most important lessons and revelations of the Desert Fathers, the kings of Hermits. They stood in the darkness to enlighten themselves and often brought their conclusions of peace and wisdom to their restless and suffering communities. This sing stands for exactly that, musically speaking: a game of light and shadow, a bridge between fragility and strength. It quickly became a must on our setlist and a fan favourite of the Hermitage album. Enjoy the light, learn with the darkness, be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others."

Watch the haunting video for the new live version of "Apophthegmata" below!

From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep is not only an epic live momentum of Hermitage - one of the deepest, heaviest and most sincerely heart-breaking records the band has ever written - but a truly revolutionary experience, as MOONSPELL brought along a select number of fans and a production team (literally) underground. Brilliantly directed by Guilherme Henrique, From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep is something truly special that you have never, ever seen or heard before.


01. The Greater Good 
02. Common Prayers 
03. All or Nothing 
04. Hermitage 
05. Entitlement 
06. Solitarian 
07. The Hermit Saints 
08. Apophthegmata 
09. Without Rule 
10. The Great Leap Forward

In support of their upcoming release and to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary in glorious style, MOONSPELL will embark on an extensive European tour with INSOMNIUM, WOLFHEART, BORGNAGAR and HINAYANA, kicking off this week in Frankfurt, Germany! Make sure to catch one of THE live highlights of the Fall 2022, and don’t miss the “Ultima Ratio Fest” at the following dates:

29.09.2022 (DE) Frankfurt, Batschkapp 
30.09.2022 (DE) Leipzig, Hellraiser 
01.10.2022 (BE) Antwerp, Trix 
02.10.2022 (DE) Regensburg, Eventhall Airport 
03.10.2022 (FR) Paris, Elysee Montmatre 
04.10.2022 (FR) Lyon, Transbordeur 
05.10.2022 (CH) Pratteln, Z 7 
06.10.2022 (DE) Stuttgart, LKA 
07.10.2022 (DE) Geiselwind, Music Hall 
08.10.2022 (DE) Munich, Backstage Werk 
09.10.2022 (CZ) Brno, Sono 
10.10.2022 (HU) Budapest, Barba Negra 
11.10.2022 (AT) Vienna, Arena 
12.10.2022 (PL) Wroclaw, A2 
13.10.2022 (DE) Berlin, Kesselhaus 
14.10.2022 (DE) Hamburg, Markthalle 
15.10.2022(DE) Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle 
16.10.2022 (NL) Utrecht, Ronda

31.10.2022 (PT) Porto, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist) *with special guests SAMAEL 
01.11.2022 (PT) Lisboa, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist) *with special guests SAMAEL